October 1, 2023   |   Written By Lexicon Bank

October 2023 Community Spotlight

SafeNest has been at the forefront of ending domestic and sexual violence in Southern Nevada for 44 years. What sets them apart is the commitment to treating the entire continuum of violence from prevention to protection to empowerment. They not only provide a discreet, safe shelter for victims of abuse, but SafeNest is also the only nonprofit in the Valley to provide resources for batterers to address the cycle of abuse at the root.

SafeNest’s 10 locations in Clark County are placed where victims, children, and batterers need services the most. Their confidential services include:

24/7 crisis hotline

Emergency shelter

Transitional housing


Court support


Across all programs, SafeNest provides direct services to more than 20,000 clients in Clark County annually. Tracing roots back to 1977, its past, present, and future are focused on ending domestic and sexual violence.

Today, SafeNest continues to innovate and grow under the leadership of Liz Ortenburger, chief executive officer, and the commitment of 82 dedicated full and part time staff.

To donate or learn more information about all programs and services of SafeNest, visit

Join Us In Making A Difference

Join us for the 5th Annual Run for Hope 5K & 1 MILE FUN RUN hosted by SafeNest to celebrate, commemorate, and honor victims, survivors and families impacted by domestic violence. Children ages 9 and under are free. Dogs are survivors too and are welcome to participate!

We need your help NOW to ensure the safety, security, and stability of EVERYONE -- friends, neighbors, colleagues or loved ones -- suffering from abuse. Gather your friends, family (and dogs!), and colleagues, and become a part of the solution as we work to end the epidemic of domestic violence in the community we call home.

Funds raised at the 2023 Run for Hope will support SafeNest emergency shelter and pet services, including onsite pet housing, fostering, offsite kenneling, supplies, and health/wellness exams.

To REGISTER or learn more information, please click below.


Join PS417, a Volunteer Program that makes a life-saving difference in ending domestic violence and sexual assault in your community. You’ll work alongside law enforcement to provide critical support to survivors in need.


Support SafeNest by making a donation. Your donation will fund innovative, trauma-informed programs that are designed to end the epidemics of domestic and sexual violence.

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